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Review: Jeff, Who Lives at Home

The title slacker (Jason Segel) in the Duplass Brothers' meditation on fate and fatuity is obsessed with M. Night Shyamalan's Signs , and the filmmakers' gentle irony about his bad taste exemplifies their empathy and tonal skill.
Skillful contrivance
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 16, 2012
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Review: Devil

Forget Satan — these days, is anything scarier than being trapped in an M. Night Shyamalan movie for 80 minutes?
In a surprise twist, this Shyamalan-affiliated film ain't half bad
By SHAULA CLARK  |  September 24, 2010
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Review: The Last Airbender

If the 11th-hour addition of 3-D to M. Night Shyamalan's odious live-action adaptation of Nickelodeon's beloved anime -influenced cartoon series doesn't make your head hurt, the excess of narration and intertitles surely will.
Yep, it's bad.
By BRETT MICHEL  |  July 09, 2010
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Jewishfilm.2010

They aren’t the most auspicious of couplings: an Arab and Jewish girl in Nazi-occupied Tunis in 1942; a butcher and his apprentice in Haredi Jerusalem; the survivor of a terrorist bombing and a stranger who might be a guardian angel.
Love is stronger than death at Jewishfilm.2010
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 02, 2010

Crossword: ''Who Wants Crabs?''

We got 'em right here!
We got 'em right here!
By MATT JONES  |  March 12, 2010
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Ghost of future past

When film actor Keir Dullea turned up in a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it cameo as the father of Angelina Jolie’s character in Robert De Niro’s The Good Shepherd ,  I was not only surprised to see him again onscreen, but amazed that he wasn’t dead.
Keir Dullea, gone tomorrow
By BRETT MICHEL  |  June 18, 2008


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The Happening

If you’ve ever seen a M. Night Shyamalan film, you know what’s happening.
Shyamalan has lost his sixth sense
By TOM MEEK  |  June 18, 2008

Feel-bad cinema

This critic's been carping for decades about feel-good cinema, how lousy it makes me feel, and this year I got the misery I begged for.
Gerald Peary's year in movies
By GERALD PEARY  |  December 21, 2006
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The future of an illusion

When I first realized that movies would, for better or worse, dominate my imagination forever, I really gave no thought to the forces at work creating these transfiguring images on a screen.
Reflections on 40 years spent in the dark
By PETER KEOUGH  |  November 15, 2006
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Talent pool

Lady in the Water  is a fairy tale, so everything about it requires suspension of disbelief. Story ville: M. Night Shyamalan’s Lady . By Gary Susman
Lady in the Water makes a splash
By GARY SUSMAN  |  July 19, 2006
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Story ville

I was really afraid Lady in the Water was going to suck. Watch the trailer for Lady in the Water (QuickTime) Talent pool: Lady in the Water makes a splash. By Gary Susman
M. Night Shyamalan’s Lady
By GARY SUSMAN  |  July 19, 2006


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Apocalypse now and then

With Snakes on a Plane and World Trade Center opening on the same day, this summer won’t be offering the usual escapist fare.
Doom, damnation, and other summer fun
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 03, 2006